British PM Johnson and Health Minister Hancock reject allegations by former top adviser Dominic Cummings that the government's botched response led to tens of thousands of needless Covid-19 deaths.
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In a special report, Reuters unpacks and delivers the most detailed account to date of what went wrong with the dosing in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine trial.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms two people infected with the new variant are “contacts of cases who travelled” from South Africa. South African scientists believe the variant is more infectious and could hit younger people harder.
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British scientists have identified a "new variant" in the south of England as UK is seeing the rising number of cases and hospital admissions this month.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 62 million people and cut more than 1.4 million lives short. Here are the developments for November 29:
Britain’s government will fine people who refuse an order to self-isolate up to $13,000 as the country sees a sharp surge in coronavirus infections.
Coronavirus has infected more than 13.8 million people, of whom over 8 million have recovered and some 589,000 have died. Here are the updates for July 16:
Ministers ordered schools and non-essential shops to close and postponed the planned reopening of pubs in the central English city of Leicester after an alarming spike in cases of Covid-19.
Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford said daily doses of the steroid could prevent one-in-eight ventilated patient deaths and save one out of every 25 patients requiring oxygen alone.
New report, which shows black and Asian people in England more likely to die from Covid-19, was not accompanied by specific government advice for those populations.
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